Friday, November 26, 2010

We can do hard things

So I was standing in line to get my race packet for my Thanksgiving 5K yesterday morning when I started reading the shirt of the guy next to me. It was some ragnar team, but the sleeve is what really caught my eye...
"We can do hard things"
I almost said something to him about how their van was the beginning of many perverse jokes by our team, but I decided against it (I wanted to avoid an awkward 20 min... maybe he didn't think it was funny).

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I Booked

DEN-LAX Thursday, April 14th 1:30pm
SAN-DEN Sunday, April 17th, 7:30pm


Southwest is having a sale and Nikki just got her ticket to LA for $69--all taxes included. Carrie just called and said the 7:30pm (ish) flight out of San Diego on Sunday night is also on sale for $59--which ends up being the same $69 with all taxes and fees. So...if you want to book one leg or the other....GO FOR IT!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pain in the BUTT

I started running 12 years ago after my second son was born.  I had gained 50 lbs, he was colicky and had postpardom depression that required 6 months of therapy.  Running became an outlet for me when I couldn't seem to find it anywhere else.  Granted I was very slow, it gave me lots of time to think.

Now that I have been running for so long, I knd of depend on the reward and all the happy hormones it seems to send into my body.  So what do you do when you get injured...

Over the years I have had several injuries, plantar fasciitis, it band issues, and shin splints.  Injuries are to be expected and now I find my elf with a pain from the middle of my butt all the way down into my knee and then radiates down to my shin.s Obviously it is causing me not to run, but also having I am having a hard time walking and sitting.  What do I do now?

I WAS training for speed and was hoping to do a fast 5k for the Turkey Day 5 k.  Not to mention Ragnar in the Spring and The half Ironman in the Summer.  I worry that I will just continue to get hurt.

ANyway-can you tell I am frustrated and hate that I am not in control of my body.  Lots of cross training for me and I am going to see a physical therapist...YUCK!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pain: It Reminds Me I'm Alive.

My typical weekly workout routine is to run 3 days a week (2 interval days on a treadmill at the gym and 1 long run outside), and 2 strength training group fitness classes (because I despise lifting weights on my own).  Mostly it's the strength training that makes me sore; but sometimes, randomly, it's the running.  Nevertheless, I'm used to being sore somewhere on my body.  All the time.  And I kind of like it.

Anyway, a few days ago I did a strength class that I haven't done in eons and it made me sore - per usual at first.  But then... HOLY MOLY... it made me sore in a place where I haven't been sore in a LONG TIME.  And I don't like it! 

It's my calves!  Of all the muscle groups, I dislike being sore in my calves the most.  Wearing 5" heels to church today didn't help.

Where do you dislike being sore the most?